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A 30-year-old female asked:

I had a cold last week. now above my lip and right under my nose is bright red, dry, and burning. i put vaseline to soothe it but now slightly swollen?

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Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Lip lesion remedy: Following an illness, some people may get ulcers or sores in or around their mouth. Your symptoms sound like you may have a herpetic lesion. The virus lasts about 11 days and can be treated topically with OTC creams. A pharmacist can help you with that selection. Also, you can see your dentist or MD and get a Rx for acyclovir tablets which will speed up the healing process.
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Last updated Jan 31, 2017

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